Just getting back from PressNomics and flipping through my Rolodex of awesome new connections.
Oh and catching up from jet lag — sorry Rebecca. 🙂
If you’re interested in attending PressNomics or learning what it’s all about, check out my review here. Loads of good comments there too. So what’s up in episode 53?
I had a chance to sit down with Josh Strebel founder of Page.ly at the event and chat with him to find out what’s going on in his world. If you’re thinking about starting your own managed hosting WordPress service you’ll want to tune in.
Episode 53: Joshua Strebel of Page.ly and what’s going on at the Matt Report
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Josh was super busy at the event so I really appreciate the time he took to share his thoughts with us.
He’s seemingly playing the long game — heck, he was the first in the managed WordPress hosting space so he knows a thing or two about historical trends. I even asked him what happens when 3 managed WordPress hosting providers walk into a bar — you might be surprised with his answer.
But here’s my take away from the event and my time with Josh:
Give back to people however you can and good things will happen.
In a world of lean startup, MVP and analytics we get blinded by all of this data. We are trained to think our customers are 1’s & 0’s driven by keywords and algorithms.
If you do get a chance to attend his WordPress business conference, you’ll see that’s not the case.
Handshakes, hugs and laughs is what spread around. No mention of partner or white label accounts for his business. Just put out really good stuff and connect people. Which is just amazing and a motto I try to follow.
Matt Report listener survey
If you’re on my newsletter, a while back I pinged you about what your #1 challenge was.
I cover the top 3 in today’s episode and provide some of my own feedback within their respective areas. So here we are a few months later — are these still your #1 challenges?
Have you found a new one? Let us know in the comments below.
Loving what I do here
It’s not a question, it’s a statement.
I met so many awesome people out in Arizona last week that tune in week after week. THANK YOU!
It was great hearing that I’ve connected with so many of you and have helped in some small way or another. I really want to kick things up a notch and create even better content for you. Stuff that you really want every week — heck every day!
Let me know what I can do better around here. A lot of folks asked me if I had been charging for anything and I said no. That’s not to say it hasn’t been on my mind and I would love to introduce a “Pro” version of Matt Report.
I don’t know what it is yet, aside from my 1 on 1 consulting I’ve been doing. A membership or mastermind of sorts is the first logical step — but I don’t want to be just another drop in the bucket. I want to make lasting impressions and provide real return on an investment.
So have any thoughts? Drop me a line.
Want to publish your WordPress business case study? Contact me.
I’m looking to grow this community of WordPress entrepreneurs and invite you to use this blog as your platform. I chat more about that in today’s episode so give it a listen.
Til next time!